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Extractions From the "Avalanche" a Crawford Co., MI Newspaper 1879-1940's

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NICHOLS

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-December and May: One of the seeming absurdities of the season was the solemnization of the marriage of Mr. Edward NICHOLS, of this village, aged 45, or upwards, and Miss Eva NICHOLS, an adopted daughter of the groom's brother George, and aged 13 years, on July 4th. As the juvenile bride was spanked and sent early to bed, the printer is minus his customary piece of cake. (7 Jul 1881)


George NICHOLS

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-December and May: One of the seeming absurdities of the season was the solemnization of the marriage of Mr. Edward NICHOLS, of this village, aged 45, or upwards, and Miss Eva NICHOLS, an adopted daughter of the groom's brother George, and aged 13 years, on July 4th. As the juvenile bride was spanked and sent early to bed, the printer is minus his customary piece of cake. (7 Jul 1881)


Jurden W. BOWERS

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-MARRIED.
BOWER-ROGERS. In the township of Center Plains, on the 4th inst., by the Rev. W. P. WILCOX, Mr. Jurden W. BOWERS, of Center Plains, and Miss Harriet D. ROGERS, of Beaver Creek. No cards. (7 Jul 1881)


Harriet D. ROGERS

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-MARRIED.
BOWER-ROGERS. In the township of Center Plains, on the 4th inst., by the Rev. W. P. WILCOX, Mr. Jurden W. BOWERS, of Center Plains, and Miss Harriet D. ROGERS, of Beaver Creek. No cards. (7 Jul 18


Charles D. DRAKE

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-MARRIED.
DRAKE-PRAY. At Otsego Lake, July 4th, by Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, Mr. Charles D. DRAKE and Miss Emma Jane PRAY, both of Fredericville. ( 14 Jul 1881)


Emma Jane PRAY

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-MARRIED.
DRAKE-PRAY. At Otsego Lake, July 4th, by Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, Mr. Charles D. DRAKE and Miss Emma Jane PRAY, both of Fredericville. ( 14 Jul 1881)


Orson E. HAZARD

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Mr. Orson E. HAZARD and Miss Ollie MARLOW, united their destinies on Thursday last at the Robinson House, Roscommon. The contracting parties were from Gaylord, and the twain were made one by Rev. Benj. REEVE. ( 18 Aug 1881)


Ollie MARLOW

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Mr. Orson E. HAZARD and Miss Ollie MARLOW, united their destinies on Thursday last at the Robinson House, Roscommon. The contracting parties were from Gaylord, and the twain were made one by Rev. Benj. REEVE. ( 18 Aug 1881)


A. H. LEE

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Mrs. A. H. LEE, of Lansing, died suddenly at Higgins Lake, Wednesday evening last. She was a daughter of the late Joseph MUSGROVE, of Charlotte, and a sister of the wife of ex-Governor CROSWELL and also of the wife of E. S. LACEY, of Charlotte. ( 18 Aug 1881)


MUSGROVE

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Mrs. A. H. LEE, of Lansing, died suddenly at Higgins Lake, Wednesday evening last. She was a daughter of the late Joseph MUSGROVE, of Charlotte, and a sister of the wife of ex-Governor CROSWELL and also of the wife of E. S. LACEY, of Charlotte. ( 18 Aug 1881)


Joseph MUSGROVE

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Mrs. A. H. LEE, of Lansing, died suddenly at Higgins Lake, Wednesday evening last. She was a daughter of the late Joseph MUSGROVE, of Charlotte, and a sister of the wife of ex-Governor CROSWELL and also of the wife of E. S. LACEY, of Charlotte. ( 18 Aug 1881)


Philip J. MOSHIER Jr.

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Grayling, Crawford, MI:
name - Philip MOSHIER
a.22
b.abt 1858 in NY
occupation - Toating for Camp
f.b.NY
m.b.NY

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Mr. Philip MOSHIER, Jr., deeming a life of single blessedness nothing but a fabled myth, screwed his courage up to the top notch, popped the question, and on Monday evening last led the blushing damsel (Miss Louise STEPHAN) who had irresistably drawn him into the matrimonial meshes to the alter, where Justice KILBORN pronounced them man and wife. May they never regret it. ( 18 Aug 1881)

-Philip MOSHIER, jr., has moved to Genessee county, where he has purchased a small farm. (21 Jun 1883)

-Last Saturday, Philip MOSHIER, Jr., and his brother, near Clio, Genessee county, were struck by lightning. - Philip was on horseback, and was hit in the head. He lay in an insensible condition for several hours. His brother was only injured slightly in the foot. Both are now pronounced out of danger. (5 Jul 1883)

-MARVIN POST G. A. R.
As per announcement in the AVALANCHE, the old soldiers of the county met at the court house last Friday for the formation of a Post of the Grand Army of the Republic. The name selected, as indicated above, was in honor of the only comrade who had dided in this county, to the knowledge of any who were present, Comrade Harry MARVIN, of Beaver Creek township, who was mustered into the grand army above.
As will be seen by the roster published below, there are over 40 charter members, and if the enthusiasm manifested by those present at the organization continues, the post will flourish. the date of muster is not decided, but will be some time this month, and then the veterans can gather around their camp fire and live over again the life of field, and march, and battle.
The following officers were elected:
Commander - O. J. BELL.

-PHILIP MOSHIER, JR.
Philip MOSHIER, Jr., takes pride in the assertion that he has twelve of the finest driving horses in this part of the state, with carriages to match. He has built up a good trade in lumber horses and is always ready for a deal.
Senior Vice-Commander - O. PALMER.
Jun. Vice Com. - Thos. LOUND.
Quartermaster - J. G. MARSH.
Chaplain - O. G. ANDREWS.
Surgeon - Alex. ODELL.
Officer of the Day - A. E. NEWMAN.
Officer of the Guard - G. BOSOM.
Adjutant - J. J. COVENTRY.
Sergeant - Major - C. W. WIGHT.
Quar. - Sergt. - A. C. WILSON.
Sentry - C. A. INGERSON.
We give the complete roster of charter members, and hope during the season to add the name of every soldier in the county:
O. J. BELL, I, 6th Mich H. A.
Samuel CASSIMER, K, 30th Wis V I.
Oscar PALMER, C, 1st U S S S.
W. BATTERSON, I, 1st N Y Dragoons.
A. TAYLOR, B, 22d N Y Cav.
I. J. CURRAN.
S. M. MILES, B. 101st Pa Inf.
A. D. COLESTOCK, E, 7th Mich Cav.
J. J. COVENTRY, K, 11th N. J. Inf.
G. H. THAYER, E, 2d Mich Cav.
Aaron ATEN, A, 21st O V I.
F. M. FORBES, I, 145th P V I.
R. P. FORBES, I, 5th Mich Cav.
S. HEMPSTED, B, 4th Mich Cav.
A. C. WILSON, B, 17th N Y B.
E. WYCKOFF.
Wm. WOODBURN, D, 5th Mich Cav.
O. G. ANDREWS, E, 8th Mich Inf.
C. A. INGERSON, E, 50th N Y Eng.
C. W. WIGHT, B, 2d N H H A.
J. W. WALLACE, F, 1st Mich Inf.
H. DAVENPORT, D. 105th N Y V I.
D. WILLETT, M, 7th Mich Cav.
W. HAYNES, A, 122d N Y V I.
A. ODELL, K, 8th N Y H A.
A. J. ROSE, F. 126th N Y V I.
J. G. MARSH, E, 9th Mich Cav.
C. E. STRUNK, A, 4th Mich V I.
Thos LOUND, G, 3d Mich Cav.
G. BOSOM, I, 1th Mich Inf.
L. BOSOM, L, 1st Mich Eng.
Geo. FAUBLE, I, 85th? Ill V I.
A. H. ALLEN, D, 151st N Y V I.
M. PACKARD, F, 152d Ind V I.
N. BARNEY.
Wm. H. ROE, F, 16th Mich V I.
A. C. WILCOX, I, 5th Mich V I.
A. MOSHER, K, 3d Mich Cav.
L. StJOHN, I, 12th Mich V I.
Wm WILCOX, H, 2d Mich Cav.
W. HAVENS,
S. H. JOHNSON, E. 1st Mo Eng.
A. E. NEWMAN, F, 15th. (13 Mar 1884)

-BORN on the 14th inst. to Mr.and Mrs. Phil. MOSHIER, a son. All doing well. (16 Jul 1885)

-Mr. and Mrs. Philip MOSHIER, Jr., lost a child by death, last Sunday, from Diphtheria. Funeral services were held on Monday. (17 Feb 1887)

-BORN-On Friday, Jan. 6, to Mrs. P. MOSHIER, Jr., a son. (12 Jan 1888)

-Phil MOSHIER, Jr., has moved to Clio, in Genesee county. It will not be long until he returns, like all others who have tried living in other localities. (3 May 1888)

-P. MOSHIER was called to Clio last week by the serious illness of his mother. (15 Aug 1895)

-P. J. MOSHIER returned from Clio Monday. His mother is yet living but suffering greatly from heart trouble and is unable to lie down at all. (22 Aug 1895)

-OBITUARY.-Mrs. Ann E. MOSHIER, wife of Philip MOSHIER, died Nov. 6th, and was buried Nov. 8th, at Woodlawn cemetery, aged 57 years, 10 months and 6 days. Ann E. ANDERSON was born in Saratoga county, N. Y., and at the age of 17 years was married to Philip MOSHIER. A year later they removed to Michigan, settling near New Hudson, Oakland co. This remained their home until 1873, when Mr. MOSHIER took up a soldiers homestead of 160 acres in Crawford county, near Grayling, where they resided until their removal to this township two years ago. A husband and two sons - Thomast, of Clio, and Philip of, Grayling - also three sisters and two brothers, all of whom live in New York state, are left to mourn her demise. The bereaved husband has been sick for a year with liver and rheumatic trouble, and at times has to be assisted about the house. Rev. G. M. BIGELOW officiated at the funeral, service being held in the M. E. church. - Clio Star. (21 Nov 1895)


Louise STEPHAN

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Grove, Crawford, MI:
name - Louise STEPHANS
a.19
b.France
f.b.France
m.b.Germany

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Mr. Philip MOSHIER, Jr., deeming a life of single blessedness nothing but a fabled myth, screwed his courage up to the top notch, popped the question, and on Monday evening last led the blushing damsel (Miss Louise STEPHAN) who had irresistably drawn him into the matrimonial meshes to the alter, where Justice KILBORN pronounced them man and wife. May they never regret it. ( 18 Aug 1881)


MOSHIER

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-BIRTHS.
On Sunday, April 22, 1883, to Mr. and Mrs. Philip MOSHIER, jr., a daughter. (26 Apr 1883)


MOSHIER

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-BORN on the 14th inst. to Mr.and Mrs. Phil. MOSHIER, a son. All doing well. (16 Jul 1885)


Philip MOSHIER

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Grayling, Crawford, MI:
name - Philip MOSHIER
a.49
b.abt 1831 in NY
occupation - Toating for Camp
married to Ann Eliza MOSHIER
f.b.NY
m.b.NY

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-OBITUARY.-Mrs. Ann E. MOSHIER, wife of Philip MOSHIER, died Nov. 6th, and was buried Nov. 8th, at Woodlawn cemetery, aged 57 years, 10 months and 6 days. Ann E. ANDERSON was born in Saratoga county, N. Y., and at the age of 17 years was married to Philip MOSHIER. A year later they removed to Michigan, settling near New Hudson, Oakland co. This remained their home until 1873, when Mr. MOSHIER took up a soldiers homestead of 160 acres in Crawford county, near Grayling, where they resided until their removal to this township two years ago. A husband and two sons - Thomas, of Clio, and Philip of, Grayling - also three sisters and two brothers, all of whom live in New York state, are left to mourn her demise. The bereaved husband has been sick for a year with liver and rheumatic trouble, and at times has to be assisted about the house. Rev. G. M. BIGELOW officiated at the funeral, service being held in the M. E. church. - Clio Star. (21 Nov 1895)

-Philip MOSHIER, Sr., one of the earliest settlers here, who moved to Genesee county about ten years ago, was in the village Tuesday, appearing no older than when he left, but thoroughly surprised at the growth and improvement of the place. He was on the way to visit his son Philip at Johannesburg. (27 Jun 1907)


Ann E. ANDERSON

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Grayling, Crawford, MI:
name - Ann Eliza MOSHIER
a.42
b.abt 1838 in NY
married to Philip MOSHIER
f.b.Scotland
m.b.Scotland

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-OBITUARY.-Mrs. Ann E. MOSHIER, wife of Philip MOSHIER, died Nov. 6th, and was buried Nov. 8th, at Woodlawn cemetery, aged 57 years, 10 months and 6 days. Ann E. ANDERSON was born in Saratoga county, N. Y., and at the age of 17 years was married to Philip MOSHIER. A year later they removed to Michigan, settling near New Hudson, Oakland co. This remained their home until 1873, when Mr. MOSHIER took up a soldiers homestead of 160 acres in Crawford county, near Grayling, where they resided until their removal to this township two years ago. A husband and two sons - Thomast, of Clio, and Philip of, Grayling - also three sisters and two brothers, all of whom live in New York state, are left to mourn her demise. The bereaved husband has been sick for a year with liver and rheumatic trouble, and at times has to be assisted about the house. Rev. G. M. BIGELOW officiated at the funeral, service being held in the M. E. church. - Clio Star. (21 Nov 1895)


Thomas MOSHIER

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-OBITUARY.-Mrs. Ann E. MOSHIER, wife of Philip MOSHIER, died Nov. 6th, and was buried Nov. 8th, at Woodlawn cemetery, aged 57 years, 10 months and 6 days. Ann E. ANDERSON was born in Saratoga county, N. Y., and at the age of 17 years was married to Philip MOSHIER. A year later they removed to Michigan, settling near New Hudson, Oakland co. This remained their home until 1873, when Mr. MOSHIER took up a soldiers homestead of 160 acres in Crawford county, near Grayling, where they resided until their removal to this township two years ago. A husband and two sons - Thomas, of Clio, and Philip of, Grayling - also three sisters and two brothers, all of whom live in New York state, are left to mourn her demise. The bereaved husband has been sick for a year with liver and rheumatic trouble, and at times has to be assisted about the house. Rev. G. M. BIGELOW officiated at the funeral, service being held in the M. E. church. - Clio Star. (21 Nov 1895)


George HALL

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Mr. George HALL, of Grove township, can now say "my daughter." It happened quite early one of these fine mornings. (25 Aug 1881)

-Mrs. Wm. PORTER and Mrs. Frank CHAPPELL, mother and sister of Mrs. O. J. BELL and Mrs. G. O. HALL, arrived from Jackson county yesterday for a visit. (21 Jun 1883)

-BORN-To Mr. and Mrs. Geo. HALL, of South Branch township, a son, on Thursday morning at 3 o'clock. Dr. ????? attended - Roscommon News. (24 Jun 1886)

-Mrs. C. D. CASTER, and Miss Hattie PORTER, of Springport, Mich., are visiting their sisters at this place, Mrs. Geo. HALL and Mrs. O. J. BELL. (16 Aug 1888)

-Geo. HALL, of South Branch, has rented a farm in Hamlin, Bay county, and will soon move his family there. - Ros. News. (3 Sep 1891)

-As we go to press we learn of the arrival of a daughter at the residence of Geo. HALL, of South Branch, this evening. All well. - Ros. News. (11 Aug 1892)


Mrs. Geo. HALL

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Mrs. Geo. DAVIDSON has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Geo. HALL, the past week. (14 Nov 1889)


D. P. OAKS

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-The infant daughter of Mr. D. P. OAKS, of Center Plains, died in that township on the 23d ult. The funeral services were conducted by Rev W. P. WILCOX. ( 8 Sep 1881)

-The funeral of Jimmie, the little four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. OAKS, of Center Plains, took place from the parents residence in that township on Tuesday, the 13th inst. The services were conducted by Rev. C. W. WEST. ( 22 Sep 1881)


Jimmie OAKS

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-The funeral of Jimmie, the little four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. OAKS, of Center Plains, took place from the parents residence in that township on Tuesday, the 13th inst. The services were conducted by Rev. C. W. WEST. ( 22 Sep 1881)


OAKS

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-The infant daughter of Mr. D. P. OAKS, of Center Plains, died in that township on the 23d ult. The funeral services were conducted by Rev W. P. WILCOX. ( 8 Sep 1881)


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